Safeguarding for Early Years Settings
Lancashire Early Years Child Protection Policies and Procedures July 2016
Lancashire Early Years Child Protection Policies and Procedures (670 KB, Acrobat PDF)
- Pan Lancashire Child Protection Policies and Procedures
The electronic Child Protection Policies and Procedures Manual has been published for the Pan Lancashire Consortium, comprising the Safeguarding Children Boards of Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen. The development of the procedures is one of the core functions of each LSCB in its role to coordinate local work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. They encourage close working between agencies to facilitate early intervention in a supportive way to meet the needs of children and their families. The contents of this Manual are for application by those working, whether paid or unpaid, in LSCB member agencies and in private or voluntary sector organisations with responsibilities for children living or present in the LSCB areas.
- Chapter 5 - 'Children in Specific Circumstances'
Chapter 5 is 'Children in Specific Circumstances' and section 5.39 is 'Safeguarding Guidance for Early Years Settings'. The chapter includes: the role of the child protection lead practitioner, procedures, parents/carers under the influence of drugs or alcohol, injuries, Prevent Duty and confidentiality etc. The link directly to this chapter is displayed above.
Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years Education and Skills Setting
Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years Education and Skills Setting (615 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Safeguarding Training Requirements for Early Years Practitioners
Safeguarding training requirements for Early Years practitioners (63 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Action - A Drugs and Alcohol Guidance Handbook for Early Years Workers
Action - A drugs and alcohol guidance handbook for early years workers part 1 (2.03 MB, Acrobat PDF)
Action - A drugs and alcohol guidance handbook for early years workers part 2 (2.04 MB, Acrobat PDF)
Recognising and Responding to Domestic Abuse
Recognising and Responding to Domestic Abuse (1.89 MB, Acrobat PDF)
Disqualification by Association
Fundamental British Values and the Prevent Duty
Fundamental British Values and the Prevent Duty (379 KB, Word Document)
CAF/Risk Sensible Framework
Lancs CAF for Education (283 KB, Word Document)
Common Assessment Framework - Annotated (231 KB, Word Document)
Common Assessment Framework (CAF) - Harry Harrison (16 KB, Word Document)
CAF Frequently asked questions (20 KB, Word Document)
SEN/CAF prompts (14 KB, Word Document)
Common Assessment Framework (CAF) - Best Practice (220 KB, Word Document)
The Lancashire Continuum of Need and Thresholds Guidance (960 KB, Acrobat PDF)
The Lancashire Continuum of Need and Thresholds Guidance A3 Poster (139 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Risk Assessment Tool (93 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Safeguarding Training Resources
CARROTS Poster (32 KB, Word Document)
Assessing Possible Signs & Symptoms of Abuse (96 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Internet Safety for Children (839 KB, Word Document)
Child Safety Online: A Parent's and Carers Guide for Children Using Social Media (105 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Bruising/Injury to Non-Mobile Children - Lancashire & Blackburn with Darwen Procedure (240 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Serious Case Reviews - Additional Resources
Dont Delay (30 KB, Word Document)
Ofsted Judgements (21 KB, Word Document)
Example Lockdown Plan (160 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Child Development Stages (253 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Brook Traffic Lights Sexualised Behaviour (95 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Lullaby Document (2.94 MB, Acrobat PDF)
LSCB Supervision Standards (445 KB, Acrobat PDF)
Safeguarding Useful Links
- Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and Continuum of Need (CON)
The Common Assessment Framework [CAF] is a key tool in the early identification of children and young people and families who may experience problems or who are vulnerable to poor outcomes and underpins the work of Early Support.
- Disclosure and Barring Service
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
- Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board
The Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board has a key role to play in ensuring that children and young people in Lancashire are kept safe and that all agencies do what they can to promote their welfare.
- Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board Updates
Latest news and updates from The Lancashire Safeguarding Childrens Board
- Protecting Children from Radicalisation - The Prevent Duty
Department for Education advice for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism. It is recommended as good practice that all professionals working with children and young people complete the online general awareness training module on Channel. The link is available within this document on page 6..
- Information sharing - Advice for practitioners
This advice is for all frontline practitioners and senior managers working with children, young people, parents and carers who have to make decisions about sharing personal information on a case by case basis.
- What to do if you are worried a child is being abused
This advice has been produced to help practitioners identify child abuse and neglect and take appropriate action in response. The guidance is for anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and families, including those who work in early years.
- Working together to safeguard children
This guidance aims to help professionals understand what they need to do, and what they can expect of one another, to safeguard children. It focuses on core legal requirements, making it clear what individuals and organisations should do to keep children safe. All relevant professionals should read and follow this guidance so that they can respond to individual children┐s needs appropriately.
- Working together to safeguard children - Consultation response
The Government recently consulted on three proposed changes to Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 (Working Together) statutory guidance. This document highlights the changes and Government responses.
- Pan-Lancashire Safer Sleeping Guidance
This document has been produced to help support practitioners with clear and consistent evidence based information around the area of safer sleeping for babies. It is intended the guidance will support staff in having the confidence to facilitate open and honest discussion with babies' carers to make safer sleeping choices and ensure consistent advice about safer sleeping arrangements is being provided.
- Children's Trust
The Children's Trust have further Safer Sleeping information and resources available for families and childcare practitioners
- Guidance for Safer Working Practice for adults who work with Children and Young People
This document provides practical guidance for childcare professionals on ensuring their behaviour is appropriate when caring for children and therefore reducing the likelihood of an allegation being made against them.